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Nacho Cheese Soup

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Introduction

In a crockpot or on the stove top, this soup is super easy to make and tastes so good. The flavor is cheesy like nacho dip, with a zing of spicy and savory flavors.
Minutes to Cook: 25Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 2 cans (10 oz cans) Rotel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, Original
  • 1 can (14.5 oz can) Great Value All Natural Petite Diced Tomatoes in Tomato Juice
  • 12 oz Velveeta Cheese Product 2% Milk
  • 16 oz Ground Pork Sausage, Lean cooked, drained 
  • 1 cup (8 fl oz) Chicken Broth 
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese 

Tips

This recipe is quiet simply, my attempt to eat very low carb foods, without sacrificing flavor. This recipe is designed for the Keto diet or similar low carb diets. The problem I’ve had with Keto is the high cholesterol and sodium in the recipes. If the salt content is too high or ground sausage is not just not your flavor, this can be made with shredded chicken or ground beef. The cheese product also adds heavy dose of sodium and this can be cut back with adding shredded cheddar, or not at all. The first time I tried this recipe, I left out the velveeta and the diced tomatoes in juice. The flavor was a little more like taco soup, than like nacho cheese. It was thinner and probably more lean. I thought it needed a little more oomph, so I reached for the velveeta. It may also be good with 3 cans of Rotel and just leave out the diced tomatoes. Just a few modifications you may or may not wish to try. Good luck and I hope you like it!

Directions

I made my soup in one pot on the stove top. Brown the sausage and chop with your spoon or spatula til crumbled. While the pot is still hot, add the chicken broth and stir up well to pull up the delicious brown bits from the bottom. Add Rotel, diced tomatoes, and spices and lower heat to a simmer. Cube up velveeta and cream cheese stir in the pot. I would stir intermittently until the cheeses were fully melted. Because I cutting down on carbohydrates, instead of serving with tortilla chips, I served my soup with stuffed celery sticks. This would also be good topped with green onions or jalapenos, but I didn’t have any.

Serving Size: 8 1/2 cup servings

Number of Servings: 8

Nutritional Info

  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving 1/2 Cup
  • Calories: 444.9
  • Total Fat: 24.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 84.3 mg
  • Sodium: 1,921.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 19.9 g


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